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Archive for January, 2014

Backup cameras to become mandatory for U.S vehicles

Posted by Alex Bailey On January - 30 - 2014
Monitor

It’s no secret that cars are getting more and more high tech. Many high end luxury cars come with nifty gadgets such as navigational GPS, TVs built into the rear seats, and even head lights that shift around corners. Since the invention of the car, the government has been mandating manufactures to install safety equipment like seat belts and air bags. A new law proposed by the Obama Administration will now require car manufactures to take advantage of high tech gear and add rear cameras to the... (more...)

3 ways to permentely delete your data

Posted by Alex Bailey On January - 28 - 2014
Computers

Many times simply throwing away a hard drive is not a viable option. Businesses might have extremely sensitive information on them such as credit card information, employee documents, trade secrets and more. Even private consumers often have tax information, passwords, and other stuff you wouldn’t want to chance being exposed. In these situations, it’s essential to find an easy and effective method for destroying the data that your hard drive contains – permanently. Shredding If you work... (more...)

5 Ways to Keep From Being Lured by Bogus Emails

Posted by Alex Bailey On January - 14 - 2014
Computer attacks

It’s generally much easier to identify someone who is out fishing rather than someone who is going phishing. The former is often accompanied by tackle boxes, a cooler, a snappy vest and a hat full of flies. The latter is much tougher to spot, which is why scammers consider ‘phishing’ an effective way to illegally acquire your personal and financial information. According to a psychology study at North Carolina State University, nearly all of the 53 surveyed students failed to spot the differences... (more...)

Easy to use and free partition software

Posted by Alex Bailey On January - 10 - 2014
Computer

I recently decided to give Linux another shot for desktop use. The HDMI out for Windows 8 was going in and out, and I could not maintain a constant picture. I did everything from update drivers to swap cords and TVs, but to no avail. I tried the HDMI port on an Ubuntu Live CD, and it worked fine so I decided to install Ubuntu. To do this I needed to partition my hard drive to allow a copy of Windows 8 and a copy of Ubuntu to run side by side (a dual boot). Not too much trouble, I can allocate half... (more...)

Spice up your Powerpoint projects with this online tool

Posted by Alex Bailey On January - 7 - 2014
PDF File

With so much technology out in the world these days, presentation has seemingly fallen by the wayside in lieu of great content. The latest bells and whistles become all of the rage at the sales presentation and ad campaign pitch session just as much as they seem to have overtaken the board room and the classroom. Yet, all presentations are not created nor designed alike. Some presentations just seem to lack enough to stand out from the crowd. They do not capture the audience’s attention and... (more...)

The gadgets and technology used to see below the ground

Posted by Alex Bailey On January - 7 - 2014
Technology

Geophysical imaging is a technique that is used to survey the topographical aspects of a subsurface. It comes in handy when people are considering building a house in a certain location or doing any sort of work that requires excavation and digging. There are a variety of types of imaging systems that people can use to survey the areas that they need to survey, one of which is the SuperSting, which is manufactured by AGI Geosciences, Inc. A tool such as this can help prevent major problems from occurring.... (more...)